Beach Soccer

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England vs Jersey Beach Soccer International, Poole July 2011
England vs Jersey Beach Soccer International, Poole July 2011
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Dorset has the best beaches in the Country and as a result is in the unique position to offer this fantastic form of the game both in a recreational and competitive form. The development of the sport is in its infancy, however is sure to flourish in the coming years with continued discussions around its inclusion in the Olympic Games in the future. Currently there is a number of opportunity and activities within the County as detailed below.

Dorset FA Beach Soccer Cup

Dorset FA run a successful annual Beach Soccer Cup open to entries for adult male and female teams. In 2017 the Beach Soccer Cup will be taking place on Sunday 11th June. Applications are now being accepted. To enter your team please complete and return your Application Form along with payment to Kath Purnell at

Poole Beach Soccer Pitches

Poole has two permanent Beach Soccer pitches, situated on the sand between Canford Cliffs and Branksome Chine which are free for anyone to use. Nets and lines are also available from the beach office (a refundable deposit is required). If you wish to book either of the pitches please contact the beach office on 01202 261370.

Poole Beach Soccer Leagues

South Coast Football

South Coast Football is working in connection with Poole Borough Council, Active Dorset and in affiliation with Dorset County FA to bring regular beach soccer to Canford Cliffs. Opportunities will be available for Youth Beach Soccer Leagues in the U12 to U16 age groups for both Boys and Girls teams. South Coast Football are looking to provide:

  • Beach Soccer Leagues- for boys and girls of grassroots clubs 
  • Beach Soccer Tournaments for Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Three Day Beach Soccer Camps
  • Regular Beach Soccer drop in training sessions where you can learn the skills of the best Beach Soccer players 

Starting from Tuesday 6th June 2017 leagues will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6pm - 7.30pm. To register your interest contact or call 07748 467789.

 SCF Youth Beach Soccer 2017

Bournemouth Beach Soccer

This summer sees the first ever adult beach soccer leagues run on the shores of Poole in June and July.

Dorset FA and Borough of Poole have teamed up with the organisers of Bournemouth Beach Soccer Championships to bring football enthusiasts the opportunity to enter a two month summer evening beach soccer league that will take place on the beach soccer pitches at Canford Cliffs. Games will all be officiated and supported by a background of music, beautiful scenery and hopefully lots of sun!

Poole Beach Soccer is now open for entry. To find out more about this exciting opportunity, or to enter a team please email

Deadline for entries is Friday 27th May. Proposed league start date w/c 4th June 2016.

Women's Beach Soccer Tournament

As part of the summer programme Bournemouth Beach Soccer will also be running a women's 1 day beach soccer tournament in late June. If you would be interested in entering a team please email


England Beach Soccer

With the facilities and support now available in the County, both the England Men’s and Women’s Beach Soccer team are based in Poole, training around twice a month throughout their season. For more information please visit


Weymouth Events

In partnership with Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, Dorset FA run a number of ad hoc beach tournaments for boys, girls and women on Weymouth Beach during the summer – details of which will be published on the News Section of the website when available.


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